NatGen Seed Grants Available – Deadline August 15, 2018
Looking for a green activity for your class or local youth organization? We are funding a limited number of projects, inspired by a Green Earth Book Award (GEBA) book (or books), that make a direct impact on the environment.
We have announced our newest Read Green Program endeavor, NatGen Seed Grants. We are looking for small-scale projects that make a direct impact on the environment and involve children and young adults. Through a competitive process, grants of up to $1,000.00 will be given to schools; libraries; community groups, associations or centers; faith-based organizations; military or veterans’ groups; and nonprofits.
NatGen Seed Grants are intended to engage and inform youth about environmental issues and science. These mini grants can be used to fund small-scale start-up or ongoing projects at schools, community centers and several other entities; they must also incorporate our Green Earth Book Award-winning books in some manner. We are looking for innovative ways to provide hands-on opportunities for youth and distribute GEBA-winning books into communities and schools. Projects must seek to inspire young people by using any GEBA book (or books) in their effort.
In our first year, we will award between 10 and 20 grants; the actual number will be based on the quality of submissions and demonstration of proposals in meeting both the organization’s and The Nature Generation’s missions; five grants will be awarded to entities in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.
Applications are due August 15, 2018 and awards will be made October 1, 2018.